Mike Toner

Quick as Thieves Marathon

My Quick as Thieves Marathon

For this years Quick as Thieves run, my aim is to guide Mick, one of the Achilles runners who is completely blind, to run a sub 4 hour marathon.

Micks story is not only incredible, but inspirational. He lost his vision completely at 36 to a disease called retinis pigmentosa. He told me that he spent many years in a pretty dark place, and this had a severe adverse affect on his health. He gained a lot of weigh.. However, a few years back he decided he had to make some serious life changes and joined theย @achillesmelbourneย run club, which is an incredible organisation that facilitates people with disabilities to be able to run/exercise. The first time Mick came to Achilles (3 years ago), I guided him and he was not able to run 2km.
However, he has stuck with it and has been incredibly dedicated over the last 3 years. He has shed a lot of his excess weight and completed a number of half marathons now. One day we were out running together, and I told him about Quick as Thieves, and he said that not only did he want to complete the full marathon, but he felt with the right training, he would like to do it in under 4 hours, which any marathon runner will tell you, is a pretty hard ask. Mick and I have been training together for months now and I really hope we can nail it on the big day.

As always, we will be raising money for the Fred Hollows Foundation, who not only work to restore eyesight for those blinded by cataracts disease for as little as $25 but also to improve the health of indigenous Australians. I would appreciate any support โ€ฆ

My Achievements

Fundraising page

Updated Profile Pic

Added a Blog Post

Raised $500 to help restore sight

Reached Goal

Increased Target

Thank you to my Sponsors

$1.46k

Toasted Toasties

It is a pleasure to donate the profits from our toastie operation at the quick as thieves event

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Hatch Bali

Love from bali

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$1,000

Reuben Keeney

Go on the sham ๐Ÿ‡ฎ๐Ÿ‡ช๐Ÿ‡ฎ๐Ÿ‡ช

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Patrick Topping

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Patrice Baumel

Thank you for relentlessly making the world a better place.

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Dicky Ivany

Legendary effort Mike

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Luke Udorovic

Good luck from the Lucky Group family

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Ming Gan

Go Mike! Another awesome goal for the FHF this year. One day I will return to be part of this awesome charity run.

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Tam Nguyen

Well done Mike thanks for everything good luck today.

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Poof Doof

BRAVO ! X

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Paul Susie Ivany

Keep up the great work Mike You are a true legend X

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Team Jackmode

Legend!

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Purple Wall

Well done Mike! you are amazing xx

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Anonymous

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George Skordos

Double Toner on the run this year .Amazing ๐Ÿ˜Š

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Jay Ivany

Go mile!!

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Rodolfo Wehba

You rock bro. Wish I could join the marathon!

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Tony Carter

Keep up the good work Mike.

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Warwick Clancy

Good luck with the run Mike!

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Dr Machine Pty Ltd

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Anney Mac

Keep up the Great Work Mike, especially getting Others to Join your Cause!(not mentioning any Names LOL)

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Fostered Events

Great work again legend! Big Love from Fostered Events

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Connor Williams

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Cenk Uenues

Mike you have been a Legend on so many levels! What you are doing for your community is astonishing and wholesome. Glad to be a part of your life and being able to whiteness what you are creating. You deserve nothing but happiness Godspeed running and guiding the marathon !

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Eileen Scott

Purpose and inspiration created great leaders like you. Best of luck love from Ebony, Lily , Freya, dude and me x

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Van Do

What a LEGEND! Thanks for all that you are and all that you do! โค๏ธ

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Matthew Hryniuk (one Hit Agency)

For a great cause, well done Mike.

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Quickstay

Great work Mike!

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Olly Davis

Yess mate

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Anonymous

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Brian Hendrie

Wish I could be there to help. Enjoy!

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Gareth Watters

Great work champ

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Martin Doorly

Thankyou for everything you do Mike this is awesome x

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Elena Brambilla

๐Ÿฆพ๐Ÿ˜˜

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Ben Mcavinue

๐Ÿ‡ฎ๐Ÿ‡ช๐Ÿ‡ฎ๐Ÿ‡ช

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Prue Watty

You're a champion, roomie ! <3

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Matt Checken

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Michael Wstt

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James Ware

Run Forrest Run!

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Mike Toner

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Shane Sullivan

Lovin' your work T! ๐Ÿคž

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Pauric Mc Cormack

Best of luck. Great cause

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George Koulouris

Run Mike run

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Louise Toner

Best of luck and well done on all the organising! Hope the bump enjoys its first QAT run

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Ricky Cooper

Great stuff Mike

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Daniel Stratton

Love your work mate!

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Anonymous

go on boy

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Chris Bausor

Good luck in the run Mike!

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Scott James

Love your work mate ๐Ÿ’šโค๏ธ

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Jon H

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Max Chapman

Well done mate keep up the good work ๐Ÿ‘๐Ÿป

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Gary Collins

Keep'er lit sham ๐Ÿ’ช

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Margaret Toner

Best of luck on the day Mike. Hope you raise your target. So so proud of the great work you and all your team are doing for the Fred Hallows Foundation.

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Tal

Good on you guys!

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Alex Cram

Kill it mate! ๐Ÿ‘

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Pete Lynagh

Good work Mike!

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Patrick Roberts

All the best, Mike and all the TAT runners! Great work as always.

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Finely Tuned

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Jakob Foote

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Artur

You've got this. Great Inspo as always. Have a great run.

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Daniel Duit

๐Ÿคฏ

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Noel Sweeney

Good stuff Mike ! Job well done

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Garry Mccartney

Keep her lit big man

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Hannah Khan

Super proud of you and all your efforts! Lots of love, from me and Bub xxx

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Ben King

Good luck Mike - I know you'll smash it as always. This is a walk in the park compared to being a full time parent! x

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Lynn Wright

Love your work Mike ๐Ÿ‘๐Ÿ’š๐Ÿ™Œ

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Bianca Tanase

Legend Mike xx love Trishna (or am I Krishna?)

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Willie Bradley

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Peachy

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Mark Blair

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Jason Cluff

Incredible!

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Luke Bourke

Good luck mate

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Sandra Murphy

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Emmet Toner

So proud of you sham

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William Duffy

Legend Mike

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Dylan Schofield

Good Luck with the run! #nodadbodsroundhere

$50

Tomas Valencia

Eres una inspiración amigo mío. Gracias por lo que haces por la gente

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Kaine Brickle

Hey Bro, $25 from me & $25 from our old pal Donny...keep up the good work ๐Ÿ‘

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Michael Ivany

Fuck yeh bro!

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Chrissy Symeonakis

Always inspired by you and your big heart Mike!

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Sam Mckenzie

All the best for the rest of the training bro!! Big love ๐Ÿคž๐Ÿปโšก๏ธ๐Ÿ–ค

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Jennifer Doumas

Mike you are so inspiring! Congratulations to everyone involved with this successful event.

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Anonymous

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Trent Grimes

You are a champ Mike!! Big love and best of luck with the run!!

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Jordan Brando

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Moeed Vayani

Appreciate you heaps! ๐Ÿ’š

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Tim Shelley

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Tommi Anderson

Well done mate, the world needs more Mikes.

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Anonymous

God bless you, Mike! โ™กโ™ก

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Reuben Rivers-smith

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Perpetual Peaks

Keep up the great work Mike. Hope to make it over and join you for a run one day!

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Anonymous

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Jenna Campbell Campbell

$25

Jorge Hernandez

Hola Hermano, soy el esposo de Bianca. Abrazo grande!

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Christopher Mitchell

๐Ÿƒ๐Ÿป‍โ™‚๏ธ๐ŸŒฒ๐Ÿƒ๐Ÿป‍โ™‚๏ธ

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Jess Burns

Let’s go legend ๐Ÿคž๐Ÿฝ๐Ÿ’š

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Stockholm Syndrome

On ya mate!! World need more like you!

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Anonymous

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Danny Saddoo

As promised. Donation instead of a beer. Another amazing effort today Coach! Well done ๐Ÿ‘๐Ÿผ๐Ÿ‘๐Ÿผ๐Ÿ‘๐Ÿผ

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Jay Ivany

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Louis Osbourne

Good luck boys!

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Joseph Guest-knight

Love what you’re doing for the music scene and for the community fair play mate. Hopefully can do a run alongside ya one day mate. Appreciate the assistance you gave me! Lets grow this scene together as much as we can !!!!

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Blake Lenny

Spewing I couldn't run this year, but wishing you all the best in your run!